I can´t believe I have been writing this blog for 4 years already! It has for sure taken some time but it has also given me a lot. I have found new friends, great friends through the blog, I have learnt new things and somehow the blog has encouraged me to grow in new ways too. I sincerely hope it has given something to you too. Inspiration and warm & fuzzy good feelings I hope. Positivity to your day and those pink goggles to ogle the world through with that little twinkling in your eyes. I hope it has also given you perspective. Life is not perfect, not anyone´s life, but we certainly can add those little moments of frothed milk on top and there is nothing wrong in enjoying the little things every now and then.
I have a friend whom I had not seen since high school and she sent me an e-mail a long time ago when I had been writing this blog for about a year saying that even if she had not recognised me from that teeny photo on the right hand side of this blog she would have known that the writer was me. She said my voice was clearly visible in the way I write. So although Lattemamma is a sort of an alter ego of myself it´s still me. Sometimes I wonder what is more real anyway the persona that writes things down or the one who speaks through a though filtered mind. But I guess in life we must accept that we are a little different in different circumstances and there is no fraud in that. We mirror our surroundings a little to accommodate. Even in my truest self I am different at home with my husband and children to how I am at work with my colleagues and then again with my childhood friends and so forth. It´s me and there is not such a visible difference but there surely is some. Lattemamma is a part of all that. It´s about letting one part shine a little brighter.
If there is a difference I think I´m a lot funnier in “real life” or in person if you will. I would like to think I´m actually pretty witty ( I often make people laugh). But humour, especially the sarcastic kind, is so dangerous written down as it may so easily be misunderstood and as a big part of it is in the tone and facial expressions it´s hard to translate into writing if you tend to try not to offend anyone or be misunderstood. I may also be a little less goody two shoes than Lattemamma appears to be ( which is unintentional but was somehow inevitable) and I can easily laugh at myself. But I do hope I am as sweet and kind as I think Lattemamma appears to be.
All in all, thank you so much for following me along this journey to become chic ladies & gentlemen, caring mothers & fathers and “Martha Stewart”´s of our own lives. I have enjoyed your comments and your company along the way. I think that being asked to be the godmother to the sweetest little baby girl of a friend I would not have made if it were not for this blog kind of beautifully rounds this thing up. And I hope in the future there will be more to give from me and perhaps not only on this page.
Kaunis kiitos tästä jo neljä vuotta kestäneestä yhteisestä matkasta! Lattemamma blogi ei olisi mitä se on ilman sen lukijoita, teidän kommenttejanne, mutta myös kaikkia teitä tuhansia jotka käytte viikottain täällä jättämättä itsestänne muuta kuin ajatusjäljen. Arvostan sitä todella! Toivottavasti matka on ollut teille yhtä ihana ja antoisa kuin minullekin! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
photos by Ofer Amir